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Cardiol Clin. 2012 Feb;30(1):77-91. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2011.11.005.

Prognostic value of coronary CT angiography.

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  • 1Cardiology Service, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA.

Abstract

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a highly accurate noninvasive test that is increasingly used in symptomatic patients primarily for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). Beyond its proven accuracy, data have now clearly demonstrated the incremental prognostic information available from coronary CTA related to the presence, extent, and severity of obstructive and nonobstructive CAD across a variety of clinical settings and patient populations. Current evidence supports the use of coronary CTA not only for the diagnosis of CAD in appropriately selected symptomatic patients but also to further refine their cardiovascular risk assessment following testing.

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